[Haskell-cafe] RE: Definition of the Haskell standard library

Sven Panne sven.panne at aedion.de
Sun Sep 2 05:19:26 EDT 2007

On Sunday 02 September 2007 03:29, Hugh Perkins wrote:
> A really simple way to track the "quality" of a package is to display
> the number of downloads.
> A posteriorae, this works great in other download sites.
> We can easily hypothesize about why a download count gives a decent
> indication of some measure of quality: [...]

... and even more easily hypothesize why this is not always a good indication: 
High-qualitiy standard libraries which are packaged with GHC/Hugs/... will 
probably almost never be downloaded separately.


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